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Tech developer here took VSP exit date was March 2019 and I am now an FTE at another company making literally 30% more than I made at VZW. Sooo glad to be out of that toxic hell hole where every year was full of “ eill I have a job next year will I be out sourced or rif’d?” Vzw discriminated against women and people over 50 - everyone knows it and I am so happy working from home, doing what I love for a company that appreciates me.
You'd have to be there to truly understand. AMD yes it is that bad. They've literally screwed themselves.
Unfortunately it is all about the bottom line $$$$$$....I was literally my IT manager's left hand. He left the company and so did the majority of my peers. Not because we wanted to but because Verizon made our futures too uncertain.
The contractors were being brought in regardless and where would that leave those that could have stayed? We weren't told what our role would be or if we'd even have a continued role in the new structure.
My group (EUS) lost some really good assets; people that kept things running smoothly. Like me these people had their hands in a little bit of everything....real estate, user management, asset management, application administration and SOOOOOO much more.
The developers took a worse hit, I won't down play that at all. Roll-over has been so incredibly high for them as they were forced to go to InfoSys (or VSP out), have their hands tied on what they can access, and in some instances leave sensitive coding for another set of eyes internally. That works great if Verizon doesn't mind having several people making changes to core applications they depend on.
It's a shame really.....I love Verizon, would always work overtime to make things happen (usually without formal compensation), and I knew the right people to help get things accomplished. Now with VSP I can never be an employee again.....just a mere contractor under an outsourced firm that is running very blindly right now.
The contractors have just a fraction of what we had (not because we failed to teach them) .....their access is severely restricted by security and there are very few direct employees left that know how to navigate processes (or the process was broken when they let key employees VSP out). Most of those contractors weren't even told they would be replacing the Verizon staff.
I don't blame the contractors....they are trying but it's a brutal learning curve and new processes are being made on the fly to deal with issues as they come up. Making the company slow to react and not as Agile as leadership had hoped.
That’s why I left.
Yes. So let's outsource some more IT. That will help.